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2013 DMDC Trip Recap

June 1, 2013

About 190 of Greater Des Moines' (DSM) business, civic and regional community leader traveled to our nation’s capital and presented a public policy agenda to promote regional policy priorities and economic development projects during the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s 34th annual advocacy trip to Washington, D.C., May 8-10, 2013.

2013 DMDC Trip Highlights

Throughout the three-day trip, participants had an opportunity to advocate for key issues facing the region. Participants met with members of Iowa’s Congressional delegation, the Administration, and their staffs. The Partnership hosted two Congressional Leadership Luncheons featuring Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and a brunch featuring Secretary Arne Duncan from the U.S. Department of Education. There was also a dinner hosted by the Greater Des Moines Partnership Regional Affiliates at Clydes. Workshops focused on education, housing, health and wellness, immigration and arts and culture.